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Our Equine Studies courses will help you develop the specialist skills and knowledge required to breed horses, manage a stud farm and run equestrian events.   

Equine studies combine specialised equine science with the business management skills essential for successful operation of equine-focussed businesses in the 21st century.

Our programs are delivered on Melbourne Polytechnic's established 300 hectare thoroughbred stud farm, Northern Lodge at Eden Park.

There are various pathways for you to further your studies. Many of the courses complement each other, allowing you to gain deeper knowledge and higher qualifications.

There are also opportunities for complementary education in different sectors of our Higher Education Agriculture and Animal Studies, where you complete the same core subjects and then choose specialised electives in different industries.

Courses
Certificate II in Racing (Stablehand)
Do you dream of working with horses? Melbourne Polytechnic's Certificate II in Racing (Stablehand) will give you the practical experience and knowledge to work as a thoroughbred stablehand. Get off to a great start in your horseracing career with skills that could take you around Australia.

Certificate III in Farriery
Are you interested in working with and shoeing horses? Saddle up for a career in the horse trade with Melbourne Polytechnic's Certificate III in Farriery.This course will allow you to develop the broad range of practical skills you need for this essential equine trade.

Certificate III in Racing (Advanced Stablehand)
Take your career by the reins and develop your skills and knowledge in all things equine with Melbourne Polytechnic’s Certificate III in Racing (Advanced Stablehand). We’ll help you to lead the field in a horseracing career that could take you around Australia.

Certificate III in Racing (Trackrider)
Get set for a career in horseracing with specialist trackriding skills that could take you around Australia. Melbourne Polytechnic's Certificate III in Racing (Trackrider) will develop your skills and knowledge in the care, grooming and exercising of thoroughbreds.

Diploma of Horse Breeding (Stud Management)
Let your love of horses lead your career. Melbourne Polytechnic's Diploma of Horse Breeding (Stud Management) will provide you with the skills and knowledge to get a great start as an equine industry professional. Fast-track your future in stud management or horse care.

Associate Degree of Equine Studies
Our Equine Studies program combines specialised equine science topics with business management skills essential for successful operation of equine focused businesses in the 21st century. The Associate Degree of Equine Studies will set you at a gallop, straight into a career in the industry. The course structure offers study options to help you design your ideal course.

Bachelor of Equine Studies
Follow your dream of working with horses! Our Equine Studies program combines specialised equine science topics with business and property management skills, essential for the successful operation of equine focused businesses. The Bachelor of Equine Studies provides the winning edge when it comes to future employment opportunities.



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